10-14-14 08:56 PM
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  1. trinh24's Avatar
    The Classic is coming soon! So anxious for it. Being an Android user for most of my time using a smartphone, I wanted to try something new. My family is on the move to switch to T-Mobile.. My best option to get the newest phone would be the IPhone 6.. I'd rather have the CLASSIC when it is released though.. How much do you think it will be for an unlocked variant? 200? 300? 400? :/
    10-04-14 10:13 AM
  2. rebroker2009's Avatar
    400

    Q10 with Telus on 10.3.1.396
    10-04-14 10:18 AM
  3. slagman5's Avatar
    Still too early to tell. But it'll likely be around $400 - $450...

    ?Posted without the aid of AutoCorrect with my physical keyboard via CB10
    10-04-14 10:32 AM
  4. Plazmic Flame's Avatar
    $499 USD
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    10-04-14 11:34 AM
  5. FelineNibbler's Avatar
    If it's 499 that'll be a treat.

    Posted On A Wind Mobile Z10 Bought On Launch Day! STL100-3
    10-04-14 10:54 PM
  6. rebroker2009's Avatar
    I agree $400

    Q10 with Telus on 10.3.1.396
    10-04-14 11:13 PM
  7. Matty's Avatar
    $449 would be my guess. It has to be at least $150 cheaper than the Passport. Otherwise you might as well get the Passport because it will be better value for money

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    10-05-14 06:06 AM
  8. Matzuka Reign's Avatar
    Too many other phones at $450-$500 that do hell of a lot more,..under $400 and it'll outsell the passport
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    10-05-14 06:11 AM
  9. FelineNibbler's Avatar
    $449 would be my guess. It has to be at least $150 cheaper than the Passport. Otherwise you might as well get the Passport because it will be better value for money

    BlackBerry 10 Wallpapers (BBM Channel) C004635F8
    I don't think it would be any less valuable than the passport. They are 2 very different devices, for very different people

    Posted On A Wind Mobile Z10 Bought On Launch Day! STL100-3
    10-05-14 06:41 PM
  10. bobshine's Avatar
    Probably like 500$

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    10-05-14 06:44 PM
  11. KDB84's Avatar
    Probably $499 USD, $599 CAD. Hopefully less.
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    10-06-14 08:26 AM
  12. ChainPunch's Avatar
    I expect that the Classic to get the Passport treatment in that Blackberry is going to knock $100 off at first. Retail Cost $499.99, with $100 off = $399.99

    It looks like the classic is the direct replacement for the Blackberry Bold, as it appears there is going to be a non-camera option.
    scottishchris likes this.
    10-06-14 09:48 PM
  13. scottishchris's Avatar
    I think that $399 as an introductory price would be perfect; If the Classic has Z30 internals, on sale at shopblackberry just now for $499, then they should hit the $399/$499, right?
    10-08-14 03:27 PM
  14. dale-c's Avatar
    I expect a low price of $399 and a high price of $499.

    Any more or less and I will be surprised.

    As far as what people are willing to pay, more and more people are buying phones outright now than ever. So getting a good price is important.

    I'm almost certain to buy one if it is $399. $499 and I am not so sure. My z10 is still working well but I want better battery and reception. I can get that with a z30 for about $350.


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    10-08-14 04:16 PM
  15. Dat Gui's Avatar
    Some people don't want to use a brick for a phone
    10-09-14 02:13 AM
  16. Dat Gui's Avatar
    1) the amazon phone was exclusive to to att
    2) it's expensive off contract
    3) it's not really different from other phones, that 3d thing is cool for like 2 hours and thats it
    4) marketing
    10-09-14 02:15 AM
  17. dale-c's Avatar
    There was nothing wrong with the fire phone that I could see, but nothing right either. Nothing to set it apart really. Free amazon prime but that only amounts to a small bonus and most that would really be interested would already have prime.

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    10-09-14 06:14 AM
  18. Agnes Revian's Avatar
    Probably $499 USD
    10-13-14 11:06 PM
  19. deadcowboy's Avatar
    I think that $399 as an introductory price would be perfect; If the Classic has Z30 internals, on sale at shopblackberry just now for $499, then they should hit the $399/$499, right?
    The Z30 is way overpriced if it's selling for 499 when the Passport is 599. Remember, the Q5 is like 350 still. Stupid. If the classic is going to be sold for 499, I'll not be an early adopter.

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    10-14-14 12:40 AM
  20. menshawy's Avatar
    Given the rumored specs and purpose of the Classic and current Chen strategy of broadening BlackBerry 10 market share, I guess Classic would range from $399 to $499

    Ideally, I think if carriers were cooperating better with BlackBerry, there could be trade-ins of older BlackBerry phones on OS 7 for example, and maybe paying additional $100 to get the Classic. That kind of deal should tempt them... And it's a win win deal because if market share of BlackBerry 10 saw a significant improvement, we could finally see native apps of big names coming. The thing BlackBerry 10 misses above anything else
    10-14-14 03:42 AM
  21. ZeroBarrier's Avatar
    Given the rumored specs and purpose of the Classic and current Chen strategy of broadening BlackBerry 10 market share, I guess Classic would range from $399 to $499

    Ideally, I think if carriers were cooperating better with BlackBerry, there could be trade-ins of older BlackBerry phones on OS 7 for example, and maybe paying additional $100 to get the Classic. That kind of deal should tempt them... And it's a win win deal because if market share of BlackBerry 10 saw a significant improvement, we could finally see native apps of big names coming. The thing BlackBerry 10 misses above anything else
    That would in no way help BlackBerry financially. BlackBerry certainly needs marketshare, but not by taking a loss on each device sold; they aren't in the same position as Google or Apple to be able to do this. This would only be possible for BlackBerry if the carriers absorbed the loss, and I can guarantee you that the carriers will never do that for BlackBerry.

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    10-14-14 03:52 AM
  22. menshawy's Avatar
    That would in no way help BlackBerry financially. BlackBerry certainly needs marketshare, but not by taking a loss on each device sold; they aren't in the same position as Google or Apple to be able to do this. This would only be possible for BlackBerry if the carriers absorbed the loss, and I can guarantee you that the carriers will never do that for BlackBerry.

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    Of course that's only if Classic was produced at significantly low cost to allow such a scenario to happen.

    But anyway, I think BB should focus on getting market share specially in this time.. 2014 IMO wasn't the best year for iPhone or Androids but BlackBerry got a respective hype with the launch of Passport. I think they should make use of it and turn the situation in their favor to broaden BB10 user base. Profits will turn in anyway, but later should turn in heavily "I hope"
    10-14-14 04:12 AM
  23. ZeroBarrier's Avatar
    Of course that's only if Classic was produced at significantly low cost to allow such a scenario to happen.

    But anyway, I think BB should focus on getting market share specially in this time.. 2014 IMO wasn't the best year for iPhone or Androids but BlackBerry got a respective hype with the launch of Passport. I think they should make use of it and turn the situation in their favor to broaden BB10 user base. Profits will turn in anyway, but later should turn in heavily "I hope"
    Again, your reasoning is flawed. BlackBerry can not absorbe losses to gain marketshare. If BlackBerry were to focus on gaining marketshare it'll be because they want to increase profits on devices sold.

    You're using the same flawed logic as the person who started that silly, "BlackBerry should make a $100 device for everyone" thread. BlackBerry just can't sell their devices close to or at cost; they need to make profits and because of their small marketshare need to make enough of a margin to sustain the handset division of the company.

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    10-14-14 04:20 AM
  24. menshawy's Avatar
    BlackBerry can not absorbe losses to gain marketshare.
    Of course not! but there's a lower profit margin and a higher one.. I'm suggesting if they could stick to the lower, for now, until they have improved the market share. And that's merely because there's a good chance now as I said before.

    Anyway.. That's my personal opinion and I'm not a businessman
    10-14-14 04:39 AM
  25. alpha beta gaga's Avatar
    400 would be nice. 350 would be perfect
    10-14-14 07:50 AM
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